As we approach the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the US mainstream media is predictably pumping out the the propaganda and prepping us for some kind of weird patriotic celebration of that day -- and it looks like it's going to be a very elite private party. No first responders or run-of-the mill survivors allowed. Never mind these people are still dying from breathing the toxins the EPA knew was in the dust.
We're going to be asked to laud the beneficiaries of those attacks (i.e. Bush, Giuliani) as "heroes," instead of honoring the victims. Who are the victims? Not just the people in the buildings when the towers collapsed, but the first responders as well, and all the innocent people of Iraq and Afghanistan who were killed as "collateral damage" in occupations justified by these attacks.
How can we honor them? Those real heroes who ran into burning buildings, sacrificing their lives to try to save others? By starting another war? By forcing Americans to be virtually strip-searched at the airport? By legislating away even more hard-won Civil Rights? I don't think so.
If you want to honor those who lost their lives that day, start looking for the truth. We *know* we were lied to about Iraq's "weapons of mass destruction." We *know* the Bush administration had no problem violating the Geneva Conventions on torture. We *know* that 1500 architects and engineers refute the official story of how WTC Building 7 came down. This September 11th, if you have doubts about the official story, share them with your family, friends and acquaintances. If you don't know much about the contradictions to the official story, take the time to educate yourself. There are many free documentaries offered on the web, like this one (only 15 minutes!).
Don't we owe it to the real victims of the 9-11 attacks -- honest and peace loving people -- to discover the truth? Then we can stop being victims.